Life on Mars

Life on Mars (2006)

Is he mad, in a coma… or has Detective Sam Tyler really travelled back in time?

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Creator: Ashley Pharoah, Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan
  • First Air Date: 2006-01-09
  • Last Air Date: 2007-04-10
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 16
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC One
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A detective chief inspector from 2006 is investigating a serial killer when he is knocked over by a speeding car. Waking up, he finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to 1973. Initially struggling to come to terms with his situation, he has to come to terms with the old-fashioned technology and attitude of the day, while figuring out how he came to be trapped in the past.


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Life on Mars Seasons

Season 0

First Air Date:
6 Episodes

Season 1

First Air Date: 2006-01-09
8 Episodes

Season 2

First Air Date: 2007-02-13
8 Episodes

Life on Mars Episodes

Title Air Date Duration
Season 1Episode 1Episode 160 min
Season 1Episode 2Episode 260 min
Season 1Episode 3Episode 360 min
Season 1Episode 4Episode 460 min
Season 1Episode 5Episode 560 min
Season 1Episode 6Episode 660 min
Season 1Episode 7Episode 760 min
Season 1Episode 8Episode 860 min
Season 2Episode 1Episode 160 min
Season 2Episode 2Episode 260 min
Season 2Episode 3Episode 360 min
Season 2Episode 4Episode 460 min
Season 2Episode 5Episode 560 min
Season 2Episode 6Episode 660 min
Season 2Episode 7Episode 760 min
Season 2Episode 8Episode 860 min
  • John Simm

    as Sam Tyler
  • Philip Glenister

    as Gene Hunt
  • Liz White

    as Annie Cartwright
  • Dean Andrews

    as Ray Carling
  • Marshall Lancaster

    as Chris Skelton
  • Noreen Kershaw

    as Phyllis Dobbs
Production Marcus Wilson Producer
Production Matthew Graham Executive Producer
Production Cameron Roach Producer
Production Jane Featherstone Executive Producer
Production Claire Parker Executive Producer